Croatian wine industry is practically anonymous globally. Its wines rarely appear on world’s leading restaurants wine lists and its retail market share on top wine markets is almost none. There are four distinctive wine regions in Croatia: Istria, Hillside Croatia, Slavonia & Danube and Dalmatia with Pelješac peninsula. Many indigenous varieties are grown it their vineyards: from Istrian Malvazija, Dalmatian Babić, Plavac Mali and Pošip to northern Croatian Graševina, which is considered indigenous because Slavonia and Danube region are for a long time world’s leading producers of dry Grasevinas. One of the more interesting things about Croatian winemaking are her many unique terroirs. A robust, mighty Plavac from stone vineyards of Pelješac i totally different from suppler, more elegant Plavacs from Hvar island. One of the strategic goals for the future growth of Croatian tourism is to get international recognition of Croatian wines as one of the most important and representative elements of local indentity.
Bodren Ice Wines
Bodren winery won more than 15 Decanter awards, including a number of Golden medalsVisit winemaker site
Dessert Wines of Ilok
Iločki podrumi Gewürtztraminer 2011. Selection won Decanter Platinum medal 2016. Dessert wines from Ilok won than 200 international awards in the last decadeVisit winemaker site
Dessert Wines of Kutjevo
Famous wine area of Kutjevo continuously produces world champions in the category of dessert winesVisit winemaker site
Graševinas Goldberg won Regional Trophy at Decanter Word Wine Awards 2014. and several dozens of international gold medalsVisit winemaker site